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Where to Find EVERY Stop of Hidden Valley’s Nationwide Ranch Tour


Ranch has long held a special place in the hearts of Americans. Since its inception in the 50’s, it steadily gained popularity until it toppled ketchup as America’s most popular condiment, all while becoming synonymous with foods of all types in the meantime. Pizza, salad, fries — you name it, someone’s tried it with ranch. Hidden Valley® Ranch, one of the world’s largest ranch manufacturers, has long sold seasoning packets for people to make ranch at home. Now, they’re selling it as a seasoning.

We wanted to see exactly how you can amp up the ranch flavor could be with the new shaker, so we partnered with Hidden Valley® to launch the Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. We asked chefs nationwide to think outside the box and use the new Hidden Valley® Original Ranch Seasoning shaker to create something truly original and delicious. Here are the results, which will be available at their respective restaurants all September. You can also find the full availability and details of each dish at www.foodbeast.con/ranch.

Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Waffle Sandwich, 25 Degrees Chicago (Chicago, IL)

This sandwich comes with crispy fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, two waffle buns, and a drizzle of ranch. Short, sweet, and to the point — this is a proven classic combo.

Honey Buffalo Ranch Fried Chicken Sandwich, 375º Chicken n’ Fries (New York, NY)

375º Chicken n’ Fries is taking their buttermilk fried chicken and giving it a sweet and spicy kick with a honey-buffalo glaze. This is placed on a toasted potato bun and topped with fried shallots (because there’s never enough crunch), and a ranch drizzle.

Bulgogi Ranch Fries, Aria Korean Street Food (San Francisco, CA)

The Korean kitchen known for their kickin’ Korean fried chicken and prime bulgogi is putting both of their tried and true dishes to the forefront with their exclusive item. Aria will be serving bulgogi fries, which are a bed of crinkle cut fries seasoned with Hidden Valley Original Ranch seasoning, and layered with thin sliced marinated beef, cheese, a sweet sauce, and most importantly, ranch for dipping.

Ranch Dusted Chicken Skin Chili Cheese Nachos, Belly Bombz Kitchen (Artesia, CA)

Belly Bombz is doing away with the extras and getting down to the best part of the chicken: the skin. Taking a cue from Korean fried chicken, the Artesia outlet double fries their chicken skin “chips” and then dusts them in paprika and Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning. Using this as a base, they smother this delectable situation with chorizo chili, cheese, chipotle relish, and micro cilantro.

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese with Labne Ranch, Boris and Horton (New York, CA)

The only thing better than one comfort food is two, a fact that Boris and Horton appear to be all too aware of. This results in the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese with Ranch: two thick slices of sourdough, cream cheese, Muenster cheese, and a healthy amount of pickled jalapenos. It’s also served with a robust helping of their own Mediterranean-inspired ranch, made of labne and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning.

Ranch-Spiced Scotch Eggs, Causwells (San Francisco, CA)

Causwells is taking an English favorite in the Scotch Egg and giving it an American makeover. They do this by wrapping a soft-boiled egg in a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-spiced sausage. After they’ve been breaded and fried, these little guys are a savory, yolky delicacy.

Buffalo & Ranch Cauliflower Taco, Clinton Hall (New York, CA)

Clinton Hall offers one of the veggie-oriented offerings on the tour. They are serving up a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-dusted buffalo cauliflower taco that’s topped with a tomatillo-infused ranch, cilantro, onions, and radish. Clinton Hall will have five locations serving their creation throughout New York City.

‘Cool Bayou’ Crawfish & Étouffée Ranch Hot Dog, Doggone (Chicago, IL

The Louisiana-inspired sausage spot will be serving a Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning-marinated crawfish hot dog. It’s topped with shrimp étouffée, chopped onions and tomatoes, creole mustard, and, of course, ranch. The results are a flavor fest that leans on both the cooling nature of ranch and the spicy kick of Cajun cuisine.

Five Spice Ranch Wings, Dragon Gate Bar & Grille (Oakland, CA)

Dragon Gate Bar & Grille is a Bay Area favorite pumping out tasty Taiwanese offerings. They’ll be serving a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-coated version of their signature 5 Seasoning Blend chicken wings. Dipping need not be applied here, but we’re not opposed to doubling up on any ranch sauce.

Pizza Dumplings with Ranch, Emily (New York, NY)

This pizza pocket isn’t your run-of-the-mill, microwavable pizza pocket protruding with molten cheese lava. This one is filled with high quality cheese, marinara sauce, onions, and banana peppers, then baked in one of NYC’s oldest pizza ovens. And, as par for the course,, it’s served with a side of Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing.

Korean Fried Chicken Slider with Ranch, FNG (Denver, CO)

FNG is a Denver bar spinning New American dishes on their head, like their tater tot waffle that’s served with smoked salmon. They’re doing the same to the slider in honor of the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. Their version includes a tender piece of Korean Fried Chicken, Hidden Valley Ranch aioli, their house pickles, sesame, and lettuce.

Gochujang Hot Ranch Chicken Sandwich & Hidden Valley Ranch Zucchini Fritters, Kimski (Chicago, IL)

Gochujang is a savory, spicy chili paste that’s essential to many Korean dishes. Combine it with ranch, and now you’ve got a creamy, tangy, and spicy sauce, ready to be put on any sandwich. That’s exactly what Kimski is doing, and they’re putting it on two brioche buns between which sit a juicy fried chicken thigh, greens, and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-spiced pickles.

Korean Fried Chicken Taco with Ranch, Michin Dak (Los Angeles, CA)

Michin Dak is covering their Korean Fried Chicken with a sweet honey orange glaze and a  shake of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning. They then take that, place it on a warm corn tortilla, crank up the heat with habanero sauce, and then compliment that heat with two Korean staple sides: slaw and pickles. Yum.

Ranch and Buffalo Chicken Super Slice, Pizza Barn (New York, NY)

Pizza Barn will be serving slices of their massive spicy buffalo chicken pizza with a hearty amount of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing layered on top.

Ranch House Burger, Rodeo Goat Ice House (Dallas, TX)

Though this is the only burger on the list, trust its standing out in a big way from a little love from the Lone Star State. Texas-based Rodeo Goat Ice House has a version of their house burger in mind for this month long ranch celebration. The house-ground burger will come with a bacon and onion marmalade, arugula, spinach, white cheddar, and a Hidden Valley Ranch-infused mayo.

Bacon Ranch Mochi Muffin, SF Chickenbox (San Francisco, CA)

Mochi is often something used for sweets, but like most pastries, it makes a good base for savory foods, too. SF Chickenbox is taking advantage of this, and making a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-crusted mochi muffin that’s filled with a savory mix of bacon, scallions, and more Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning.

Ranch-Fried Game Hen, South City Fried Chicken (Los Angeles, CA)

South City Fried Chicken is keeping it simple and delicious by taking their delectable fried game hen and seasoning it throughout with Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning. It’s served with a Hidden Valley Ranch buttermilk dressing on the side, and sprinkled with herbs for a kick of freshness.

Pan Seared Ranch Chicken & Kimchi Rice, Spoon by H (Los Angeles, CA)

Spoon by H has chosen to serve a seared ranch-seasoned chicken cutlet. Supremely juicy on the inside with the right about of crisp on the outside, it’s served over a bed of kimchi fried rice and finished off with a drizzle of Hidden Valley Ranch.

Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich, The New Spot on Polk (San Francisco, CA)

This sandwich comes absolutely loaded with crisp fried chicken breaded with Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning, melty pepper jack cheese, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and lettuce. This all comes in between two soft buns that are perfectly spread with Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing.

Loaded Ranch Tater Tots, The Rooster (Los Angeles, CA)

The Rooster has been serving golden, crunchy tots since its inception as a food truck. They don’t intend to stop now, either, as they’ll be celebrating the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch with loaded ranch tater tots that come dusted in Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and stacked with bacon and cheddar.

If you’re interested in any of these offerings, check out the details on where to find them at foodbeast.com/ranch.


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8 Wild Containers Only Ranch-Obsessed Folks Would Fill With The Dressing

Hidden Valley Ranch is no stranger to colossal creations, as they’ve engineered a massive ranch Magnum, kegs, and even a ranch “fondue fountain” in the past. Their latest undertaking, however, may be one of the largest to date.

Recently, Hidden Valley Ranch celebrated National Ranch Day by challenging anyone to come to Las Vegas’ New York – New York Hotel & Casino with a container of choice. At a location marked by a 24-foot-tall bottle of the dressing, they would fill literally ANY vessel you could think of.

Of course, many took this as a challenge to go as wild with their creativity as possible, generating as many wowed faces as they did laughs. These were just some of the more zany ideas folks brought to the table.

Kiddie Pool

While I’m slightly bummed this kid didn’t come fully decked in board shorts and flip flops, he did come away with literally enough ranch dressing to swim in.

Protein Powder Container

 

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Can you use ranch dressing to bulk up? Maybe if you quaff it like this guy. If he did in fact have protein powder inside there, he may have found an innovative new way to get his gains.

Party Helmet

Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth got in on the action with a guzzler helmet that looks like it came out of Team Fortress 2. Honestly, I’m impressed by his breathing skills now, since he was able to suck ranch all the way through that tube.

Massive Light Bulb

 

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You know those giant light bulb-shaped boba glasses that went viral a couple of years back? This genius found a clever way to repurpose hers: use it to stock up on a massive supply of ranch. Now that’s a light bulb of an idea shining with brilliance.

Ranch Beer Bong

 

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The real container of ranch here wasn’t the beer bong: It was the champ who took down as much dressing as possible while guzzling it through his chugging contraption.

Margarita Yardsticks

When in Vegas, you know one of these iconic glasses are bound to show up somewhere. For many hoping to stock up on ranch, this was one of the more convenient glass options available on the Strip.

Giant Popcorn Bucket

 

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Foodbeast’s own Geoff Kutnick got the right idea. Next movie night, forget the popcorn, because I’m filling the bucket up with ranch and using it like a massive fondue fountain that anyone can dip stuff in. I wonder how the resulting ranch would taste afterward?

Ranch Shower

You almost won the entire day with this move, my man. Going all in to take a massive bath in ranch, and even scrubbing yourself from head to toe in the process? I’m not sure anybody can compete, really.

Although, there is this guy who won the day by drinking out of the biggest container of them all…

 

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Congrats, dude. You officially won the ranch-loving side of the internet.

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Dip Your Pizza Into Ranch that Tastes Like Pizza Dipped in Ranch

Pizza and ranch is an indulgent combination of savory and creamy flavors. My pizza order isn’t complete without several ranch sauces on the side to dip at my heart’s desire. Pizza lovers alike covet this legendary team.

But here we are in 2019 and this classic pairing has just been dethroned for an ambitious fusion. Hidden Valley Ranch just revolutionized the way we dip our pizza by releasing a brand new Ranch-Dipped Pizza flavor, part of their Blasted Creamy Dipping Sauce line. It’s the sauce I didn’t know I wanted or needed, but here I am, drooling over the opportunity to have extra pizza flavor on my pizza — via the omnipotent sauce that is ranch.

Take a moment to consider the possibilities. You could have the taste of pepperoni on Hawaiian pizza, sausage pizza, even anchovy pizza. Or why stop there? Put it on your fries, your burger, your hot wings!

This new dip’s comrades include a Buffalo Ranch and a Zestier Ranch, meaning twice the garlic and twice the onion. Imagine a pizza party with all three and the savory freedom to fuse them into the ultimate sauce.

I think this is what the founding fathers meant when they devised the American dream: life, liberty, and the pursuit of pizza-flavored ranch.

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This Ranch Dressing Cookbook Is For People Obsessed With Ranch

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Do you put ranch on carrots, pizza and everything else? You might be a “Ranch Head,” and there’s a hot-off-the-press ranch dressing cookbook that’s precisely what you need.

Look, it’s cool that you’re a “Ranch Head.” We’re all about cooking with ranch. Besides, ranch has become America’s favorite salad dressing / all-purpose dip. It turns up everywhere, in mac n’ cheese, on wraps and even in Chick-fil-A’s signature sauce.

The pinnacle of ranch’s popularity might be a ranch dressing cookbook called Ranch: An Ode to America’s Beloved Sauce in 60 Mouth-Watering Recipes. The release date is September 25, but we’re testing and sharing one recipe ahead of schedule!

Ranch-Marinated Lamb Skewers

From the cookbook Ranch, by Abby Reisner. It’s chock-full of recipes for ranch and recipes made with ranch, including this one.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 lemon, halved, plus 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac (optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 pounds boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Vegetable oil, for greasing the grill
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 Calabrian chilies, thinly sliced

Note: You also need 12 wooden skewers, soaked in water for about an hour. (Here’s why you soak ’em.)

Step 1: Round up the ingredients

I’ll admit, I find long recipe lists intimidating. But this one really only seemslong. I already had yogurt, sour cream and buttermilk (pancake addict here!) in my fridge, and all the seasonings in my cupboard. I even had some lamb in my freezer. It came down to shopping at my corner market for the fresh herbs and chilies.

I should mention, however, that I discovered too late that the lamb in my freezer wasn’t lamb shoulder, but bone-in lamb loin chops, so the kabobs weren’t happening. Spoiler: It was still awesome.

Step 2: Make your marinade

In a large bowl, start by whisking together the marinade. I used a mini-chopper to mince the garlic, parsley, dill and mint (I have a fabulous and very affordable Ninja). I then combined the herbs with my sour cream, yogurt, lemon juice, onion powder, mustard powder, sumac, 1 teaspoon of salt and vinegar. I seasoned with pepper and then whisked in the buttermilk.

Whisking in buttermilkPhoto: Taste of Home

A quick finger-dip told me the seasonings were just right, so no adjustments necessary before I reserved one and a half cups of the ranch for later. I used the rest to marinate the lamb: in a large resealable bag, I combined the lamb with the marinade and let it sit in the fridge overnight, growing more tender by the minute.

Marinating lamb in ranchPhoto: Taste of Home

Step 3: Grill the meat

I preheated my gas grill to 400˚, which allows for a nice sear, wiped the excess marinade off the lamb, and placed it on the grill. I turned it over after 2 minutes and then turning down the heat to 350˚. I turned them again after 5 minutes and took them out after 10 minutes so they’d be medium by the time they were done resting.

(For anyone who’s making kabobs, thread the lamb pieces onto the skewers, and season the skewers with salt and pepper. Grill the lamb, turning occasionally, until charred in some spots, about 7 minutes.)

While the lamb rested, I grilled my lemon halves until beautifully darkened.

Step 4: Serve!

I drizzled the honey over the lamb, and topped with chile slices and a sprinkling of the reserved herbs. Then you squeeze the grilled lemon halves over the lamb and serve with the reserved ranch marinade.

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“It’s good,” says my son, which if you knew him, you’d recognize as a rave review. And I agreed! The ranch-enhanced lamb browned up beautifully and turned out tender and moist—the flavor was equal parts sweet, salty, sour and spicy (from the chiles).

In short order, nothing was left but bones, which our elderly Beagle-Bassett mix, was thrilled to clean off for us. (He gave them a thorough cleaning and then promptly buried them in my Echinacea.)

Thoughts for next time

Next time I make these—and there will definitely be a next—I wouldn’t change a thing about the recipe—although I might be persuaded to make this as it was meant to be: kabobs.

You can find Ranch: An Ode to America’s Beloved Sauce in 60 Mouth-Watering Recipes on Amazon.

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Article by Lauren Cahn for Taste of Home. View the original article here.

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Hidden Valley’s Selling Fully Stocked RANCH KEGS For The Holidays

Kegs are usually reserved for alcohol, as they bring joy to the masses. But Hidden Valley had to screw that all up and started filling them up with ranch dressing.

Thankfully this ranch keg isn’t terribly big, coming in at 9.7 inches high. Still it’s five liters of ranch, which is apparently a year’s worth.

It’s understandable to love ranch, and maybe keep a few extra bottles around, but keeping a year’s worth of it in a keg is a bit excessive. This is almost as mortifying as the ranch fountain Hidden Valley unveiled earlier this year.

The keg is $50, and does come fully stocked with the ranch, so if you think this is the thing that will liven up your next game day party, or be the perfect Christmas gift for someone, have at it you sick f*ck.

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Here’s Exactly Where To Find The Biggest Buffalo Wing On The Planet

For those already bracing themselves for Mess Hall Canteen’s massive beef shank, you’re gonna want to pace yourselves.

Buffalo wing lovers will also be able to get their hands on what could possibly be the world’s biggest buffalo wing at FOODBEAST’s first-ever meat festival: MEAT STREET Presented By The Makers Of SPAM at Main Place Mall.

This pork shank is drenched in buffalo chicken sauce and topped with chunks of bleu cheese.

If you’re a carnivorous eater who’s looking for the next meaty challenge, make sure to nab your tickets for either the Market Place (pay-as-you-eat) or the VIP section (all-you-can-consume). The festival will be on April 22.

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People Don’t Know Whether To Love Or Hate This RANCH FOUNTAIN

Hidden Valley Ranch is being cute AF recently.

They launched a web store with an array of accessories for the Ranch-obsessed, the cutest of which is a Hidden Valley RANCH FOUNTAIN. We procured ourselves their branded fondue fountain, along with 6 bottles of the liquid white, a couple racks of pizza, bread sticks and meatballs:

Within minutes of posting to our Facebook and Instagram, hundreds of polarized comments came rolling in.

Ranch fanatics supported the fountain in droves, with people like Philmore Papafingers claiming “I’ll bathe in it.” Some others saw the site of that much ranch as revolting and “disgusting.” Commenter David Wurtinger chimed in, “I once loved ranch until I saw this.”

Our office had a great deal of fun with it, though we immediately wished we had placed an order of chicken wings for this guy. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow’s Foodbeast lunch.

Fountains also available on Amazon.

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Packaged Food What's New

Cool Ranch Loaded Doritos Are FINALLY Here

Those who  lost their shit when Doritos announced their new Loaded cheese products should prepare to clench once again. Joining the existing Jalapeño Cheddar and Nacho Cheese flavors will be Doritos Loaded’s new Cool Ranch snack.

We’ve been waiting for this one to drop since the line came out a few years ago.

According to our pal over at JunkBanter, the new item features a medley of cheeses including mozzarella, Monterey, cheddar, and cream cheese tucked inside a crispy Doritos Crust. The crust is seasoned with the same spices one would find on the classic Cool Ranch Doritos chip.

Customers just have to pop them into the microwave and they’ll be good to snack on in a couple of minutes.

The Impulsive Buy confirms that you can now find them at select Walmart locations. For sure gonna try to grab a box during our lunch break.